If I ignore some weekend trips then my last long trip was Yuksom & Darjeeling on December 2014. It was very short time long distance trip. I remember that after returning from regular office I started driving at 10 PM from Kolkata and drove for next 22 hours to reach Kalingpong. I faced very pathetic jam near Dalkhola and fro that the journey becomes so long. Even during returning I drove for 22 hours to reach Kolkata and then after 4 hours of sleep went to office. On that trip we enjoyed a lot but I became very tired after the trip.
Here is the trip log – http://www.bcmtouring.com/forums/threads/extended-weekend-to-the-birthplace-of-sikkim.62328/#post1086914
Before we start -
My plan was to get the permit for Bhutan from Kolkata itself but did not get time to submit the forms within time. Took everything so that I can submit the forms soon after reaching PhuntSholing .
Day 1, 18th April 2015.
This time my family was with me so I decided not to choose such overnight or continuous long drive. Also I didn’t want to take NH-34 due to experience of Jam in last trip. The Dumka Bhagalpur road is not safe for night time, considering the entire situation I choose Dumka-Bhagalpur road to roach Siliguri and start from Kolkata at 3:30 AM - April 18th 2015.
Our 1st 5 min stop near bolepur